… As IGP Restates Unalloyed Commitment to Fostering Synergy with Military, Others
The Nigeria Police Force has condemned a grossly Unguarded Video Comments by one of its personnel, a Chief Superintendent of Police of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), attached to the Abia State Police Command, while on special duty at Umunneochi L.G.A of the state following the kidnap of some members of the community on Sunday 29th May, 2022.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Thursday said the Police Force dissociated from Aspersions on Security Agencies by its personnel, promised concerned agencies that the erring officer will face the disciplinary procedures of the Force for his unguarded indiscretions.
Adejobi explained that it is pertinent to state that the officer was at the location to carry out a rescue operation led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and has no right to address the crowd in an unapproved and unprofessional manner, attacking a particular ethnic group and casting aspersions on other security agencies.
“He had no locus standi to address the press or any group of persons, as such is the sole responsibility of the Commissioner of Police, and the Police Public Relations Officer, or at least his superior in rank who was also at the scene.
“His impetuous and unguarded statements expressly contradict salient provisions of the Social Media Policy, Police Act and Regulations, and Code of Conduct for Police Officers, as well as extant laws regulating the conduct and activities of police officers.”he stated.
The police spokesperson noted that the unguarded utterances of the individual do not represent the principles, ideals, position, and ethics of the Nigeria Police Force, and therefore Nigeria Policee Force dissociates itself in all entirety.
He revealed that the Inspector-General of Police acknowledges and will continually appreciate the robust synergy enjoyed over time from the military and other security agencies in maintaining internal security.
He equally restated the commitment of Police IG administration to ensuring all and sundry have access to policing services without sentimental colourations.